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Diamonds Are Forever (1971) – A 007 Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
After the considerable high of the underrated On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and the following debacle with its star George Lazenby, Connery (who vowed never to return to Bond) was tempted back by a big pile of money (sound familiar Daniel Craig?) but with no more added enthusiasm than he had in You Only Live Twice.  Add in a batshit crazy story about duplicates of Blofeld and some nonsense about a space laser and you have, probably, Bond at its most messy (but not most stupid – Moonraker and invisible cars are yet to come).  Connery for sure is here for the pay cheque and Eon’s attempt to recapture the  magic of Goldfinger just doesn’t work – even Shirley Bassey theme song is lacklustre.  That’s not to say its terrible – even Bond at it’s worst can be fun – but for me this is the weakest Bond yet.

Best Bit: Who knows.  Probably Wint and Mr. Kidd.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: You Only Live Twice, A View To A Kill, Die Another Day 

6 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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